The NAQCC October 2009 Special Event Challenge
Call - Number of different band-QSO's with our special event stations. N1LU 13 K3WWP 10 N7A (WY7N) 4 N6A (W6AZ) 4 W2JEK 3 KE7LKW 3 N8XMS 2 KU4A 1 VE3HUR 1 Certificate winners: N1LU, K3WWP Prize winner: N1LUSoapbox:
N1LU - Conditions were generally poor here all week. Mostly heard nothing or very weak signals when I tuned in at the scheduled times and frequencies. The ARCI sprint this weekend helped because of so many of the NxA operators participating.
K3WWP - I'm only counting the ones I worked using K3WWP and not including any others I may have worked using N3A. It doesn't matter much anyway as it was such a hectic week here, I never did get to operate all that much. Sure wish I could have had more time to op N3A as it was tremendous fun while I was using it despite the miserable conditions that seemed to prevail the whole week after a very good Sunday evening start. I missed working N6A and N7A for a sweep. Never even heard either of them here.
N8XMS - A much too busy schedule combined with very poor conditions the few times that I did manage to get on the air limited me to only 2 N#A contacts. Nevertheless my thanks to all of the operators who participated in this anniversary celebration. 73
N8XMS (Follow-up) - I was looking over the results for the October challenge and was struck by the small number of entries. There were certainly many more contacts with N#A stations. I wonder why people didn't bother to submit them for the challenge? I imagine this could be a little bit discouraging to you (plural - the officers). So let me offer my personal "thank you" to all of the club officers for all of the fine work that you do. I, for one, really enjoy the challenges and greatly appreciate all of the effort that goes into them. (The deadline for submissions is still a couple weeks off as I post this, so maybe your comments will encourage others to send in their results. Thanks - K3WWP)
W2JEK - had total of 5 qso's resulting in 3 band contacts. hope propagation improves soon.. my thanks to the n-a operators. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
N6A (W6AZ) - We had four different band-QSO's from a total of six N#A Q's: N7A on 80 & 40, N5A on 40, and N0A on 40. I thought I would pick some up on 20 in the ARCI QSO Party, but none heard on 20. In fact I never heard any of our special event stations east of the Mississippi. It was fun working others on the N#A team! Thanks to everyone who worked me, and especially to N1LU who provided my most distant US contact. I see he did very well in the Challenge. Best overall DX was to near Moscow and Germany, both over 1000 mpw. Ron, W6AZ #0026
Work our 5th anniversary special event stations (N1A through N0A).
Oct 12, 2009 0000Z through Oct 18, 2009 2400Z
Simply make as many different band-QSO's as possible with our special event stations during the 7 day time frame we hold our special event operation. Example 2 N3A QSO's on 80, 1 N4A QSO on 80, and 1 N3A QSO on 40 count as 3 different band-QSO's.
Of course all QSO's must be 2X CW and you must be using QRP power.
A certificate to the two ops making the most band-QSO's with our special event stations.
A beautiful hand-crafted 'CW Lamp' donated by the builder Bill W0EJ. See a picture and the rules for winning it on the prizes page in the main section of the web site.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
Simply work at least one of our special event stations and report your results for a web listing and Participation Point.
Simply tell us how many different band-QSO's you had with our special event stations.
You may also include comments about the challenge. Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC Octobeer Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries for the challenge must be RECEIVED before November 10, 2009 at 2400Z.